First thing I do... I get in my car, turn it on (for those who know my sweet little sedan, I may have to start it up two or three times. HAHA) Okay, we all know how to get to the store... Enough of me trying to be a comedian. When I shop, I shop the perimeter of the store first. I buy my fruits and veggies, then I shop for poultry and tofu and my "ficken" (fake Chicken) products. After I have those essentials, I head to the frozen foods. I like to buy frozen fish. Trader Joe's has an amazing selection of frozen swordfish, salmon, mahi mahi, tuna and other good for you fish. After that I buy my "pasta." I use a lot of quinoa... it's a wheat germ that is a fantastic alternative to rice and cous cous. And it's great for you too. I then will buy some healthy snacks like protein bars or dried fruits and veggies. Here is a grocery list of just some of the items that I purchase.
This is a picture of my cart from Trader Joe's. (No, the dog treats are not for me.)
- shredded carrot sticks (amazing on salads and awesome for snacking)
- cherry tomatoes
- strawberries ( i buy organic so there are no GMO's or pesticides)
- clementines or cuties (let's face it... they are the SAME thing. just saying)
- brussel sprouts
- boneless skinless chicken breast
- extra firm tofu
- snap pea crisps
- Luna bars
- oh yeah! protein bars
- pita chips
- San Pelligrino sparkling water (fantabulous alternative for soda)
- Limes (to go with your sparkling water)
- Skim Milk (Nature's Promise)
These are just a few of the items that I shop for.
Stay tuned for the recipes that I create when I buy these amazing items. I hope you found this helpful and maybe you will keep my list in mind the next time you go shopping. Just shop the perimeter first and I guarantee you will find almost all of the healthy items you need.
Don't forget to comment and let me know what you think! Share with us what you shop for and how you shop!
So stay focused, shop healthy, exercise and don't sweat the small stuff.
Love and Health to all!